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Connect with #Kazuliski for Cyberpunk 2077 News & Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay. #Cyberpunk2077 is an RPG being developed by CD Projekt RED in association with the Cyberpunk 2020 Pen & Paper system author, Mike Pondsmith. Cyberpunk 2077 is a narrative-driven, open world RPG set in Night City, the most vibrant and dangerous metropolis of the future. You play as V, a hired gun on the rise, who just got their first serious contract. In a world of cyber enhanced street warriors, tech-savvy netrunners and corporate life-hackers, today is your first step to becoming an urban legend. Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the same universe as Mike Pondsmith’s classic pen & paper RPG system, Cyberpunk 2020 from R. Talsorian Games.
In this week’s Cyberpunk 2077 News, topics include more departures from the Cyberpunk 2077 team, CD Projekt Red won several accolades, additional information on the Cyberpunk 2077 soundtrack and some minor updates on Geralt from the Witcher franchise.
The theme of departures from CD Projekt Red continues to be a point of concern for some. Previously it was noted that Sebastian Stepien, Narrative and Setting Director on Cyberpunk 2077, left for Blizzard Entertainment. Associate Design Director, Kyle Rowley returned to Remedy Games, while Robert Ogłodziński and Bjorn Jacobsen have also left CD Projekt Red. Frederik Schreiber, who is vice president at 3D Realms hinted a few times in the past few months that a new first-person shooter, based on the Quake engine, was in the works with top talent from the Quake modding community brought in for the job. The company hired Cyberpunk 2077’s Senior Sound Designer Bjorn Jacobsen to work on the project. As for Robert Ogłodziński, he was a writer and narrative designer on Cyberpunk 2077 for the past six years, although it is currently unknown what his plans are.
You will note for the most part that there was no public outcry surrounding the most recent departures. Most likely because Blizzard was not involved. As Mike Pondsmith previously alluded to, you should not look too much into which positions are currently being advertised or departures, as it does not necessarily reflect the current status of the game. CD Projekt Red have made new additions to their team including Level designer Manuel Mendiluce and the new UK Head of Communications, Hollie Bennett. People come and go, that is just the nature of the business.
As reported by StockWatch, the work on Cyberpunk 2077 continues to go smoothly. The Cyberpunk 2077 team consists of over 400 active people. This information was provided by Karolina Gnas from CD Projekt’s investor relations department. 400 full-time employees actively involved in the development is considered impressive. In August 2018, the team consisted of 300 to 350 people. Since then CD Projekt Red has also expanded via a branch in Wroclaw, Poland.
For comparison, it is worth mentioning that at the peak of work on the Witcher 3, the CD Projekt Red team consisted of around 250 people. Witcher 3 for all intents and purposes turned out rather well, so those at CD Projekt Red firmly believe that Cyberpunk 2077 is in quite capable hands. What’s more, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has now become the top-rated PC game by players on Metacritic. The title boasts a score of 9.4 out of 10. Interestingly, the joint second place on the list is taken by the game’s expansion: Blood and Wine.
The community team at CD Projekt Red, answered a few questions on Cyberpunk 2077 which may be of interest although nothing ground-breaking was revealed.
CD Projekt Red stated that just because something was present in Mike Pondsmiths Cyberpunk 2020, does not necessarily equate to it being in Cyberpunk 2077. As part of the creative process and worldbuilding, CD Projekt Red definitely take inspiration from Cyberpunk 2020, but will interpret the content within their own vision.
Once again, CD Projekt Red have neither confirmed nor denied that Ciri will be referenced in Cyberpunk 2077. Due to a clickbait article and hearsay about an interview with Cyberpunk 2077 Game Director, Adam Badowski, quite a few people still have the misconception that Ciri will not be in the game, when in fact CD Projekt Red never answered that specific question. It is currently unknown if there will be references to Witcher characters.
If there is a Collectors Edition of Cyberpunk 2077, which I believe there certainly will be, CD Projekt Red confirmed it will be available on all platforms. Some commentators were concerned about the PC platform not having one, which is somewhat odd given that in the past both Witcher 2 and 3 had a collector’s edition for PC gamers.